37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
This verse is a “summary verse” which captures the ministry of Jesus which has been described in all of Mark 7 and everything prior. Jesus is amazing, mostly because of the way he is able to direct the supernatural on command. Nobody else is doing this. What can be easily missed in the details of the story is that Jesus has been going outside of his own people group, those who expected to receive the kind of supernatural help which Jesus was bringing. God does miracles for many reasons; compassion, to deliver and to help for example. He also does miracles to give us a sign. A sign that there is another kingdom and another king. And not just another king but The King, the king of kings is here. Now is the time to turn from whatever it is we are into, whatever or whoever we are placing our security and to seek this kingdom with all that we have and to not stop seeking until our last breath. It’s what the sign says we should do.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in your current situation
Think of another person in your life who needs God to move in their situation. Ask for God to be at work. Approach the Lord of all with boldness today, knowing that he delights in you, and those you love.